Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 — Nationwide Lockdown for 28 Days — 4 Nov 2020 at 15:50

The majority of MPs voted to forbid anyone from leaving, or being outside of, the place where they are living without reasonable excuse, to close non-essential retail, entertainment and leisure venues and to restrict food and drink businesses to delivery, click and collect, drive through and takeaway.

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

The permitted reasonable excuses were set out in the regulations, and included, "for necessary purposes":


  • to obtain or access supplies and/or services from businesses and services that are open for oneself, one’s household, or a vulnerable person;
  • to access banking services;
  • to take exercise or visit a public open place for the purposes of open air recreation;
  • to attend a place of worship;
  • to attend an event commemorating Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day;
  • to undertake activities in relation to buying, renting, selling or letting property;
  • to visit a member or members of a linked household (known as a ‘bubble’);
  • to collect takeaway food or goods that have been ordered for collection;
  • to recycle or dispose of waste.
  • For work, care and legal purposes;
  • For the purposes of education and training;
  • For emergency assistance;
  • For accessing critical public services and services provided by voluntary or charitable services;
  • So that elite athletes can train or compete;
  • To attend to personal medical needs, or to visit those giving birth or in hospital or care;
  • To give respite or support to other people, or to access it for oneself;
  • To visit a relative or friend on their deathbed, including if for their wedding, or to attend their funeral;
  • To look after children (for example, to take them to school, or to see their siblings, or to meet a prospective adopter);
  • To provide for the welfare of pets;
  • To return home, where the person is on holiday immediately before this instrument comes into force;
  • To visit a family member or friend in prison.


The regulations also contained restrictions on gatherings and arrangements for enforcement including via fixed penalty notices.

The regulation was debated, and voted on, prior to coming into force on 5 November 2020.

The regulations contain a provision which provides they expire 28 days after coming into force.

Debate in Parliament |

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con308 (+2 tell) 33 (+2 tell)094.8%
DUP0 4050.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Independent2 1060.0%
Lab190 0095.0%
LDem11 00100.0%
Total:513 38094.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Adam AfriyieWindsorConno
Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)tellno
Peter BoneWellingboroughwhilst Con (front bench)no
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)no
Steve BrineWinchesterCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownThe CotswoldsCon (front bench)no
Philip DaviesShipleyCon (front bench)no
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonConno
Jackie Doyle-PriceThurrockCon (front bench)no
Richard DraxSouth DorsetCon (front bench)no
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford GreenConno
Marcus FyshYeovilCon (front bench)no
Chris GreenBolton WestConno
James GrundyLeighCon (front bench)no
Mark HarperForest of DeanConno
Gordon HendersonSittingbourne and SheppeyConno
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)tellno
David JonesClwyd WestCon (front bench)no
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)no
Craig MackinlaySouth ThanetCon (front bench)no
Stephen McPartlandStevenageCon (front bench)no
Esther McVeyTattonCon (front bench)no
Huw MerrimanBexhill and BattleCon (front bench)no
Anne Marie MorrisNewton AbbotCon (front bench)no
Mike PenningHemel HempsteadConno
John RedwoodWokinghamConno
Andrew RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)no
Henry SmithCrawleyCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
Derek ThomasSt IvesCon (front bench)no
Charles WalkerBroxbourneCon (front bench)no
Craig WhittakerCalder ValleyConno
William WraggHazel GroveCon (front bench)no

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